At Barcelona they continue to work on an exit operation that is becoming more and more complicated. The update regarding what happened a week ago is quite poor as the team has not managed to get rid of any of the expendable players. The vast majority of them are earning a salary well above their benefits, and it is normal that there is no team willing to pay that same amount of money for such a player.
We will start with the goal: today we woke up with rumors that Net Murara in the orbit of Villarreal. The Brazilian goalkeeper would welcome this move to seek minutes and Barcelona need to get rid of his salary. It is a “win-win” manual.
In the defensive area, the two players who are closest to leaving the team are Lenglet and Umtiti. The former Sevilla player has all the ballots to stay, because despite his debatable performance last season, Ronald Koeman considers him an extremely important asset for the culé defense. The opposite happens with Umtiti. The Dutch coach has assured by active and passive that he does not have him for next season, and the French center-back has made it very clear that he will only come out if the salary offer is pleasant to him and the team is a top team. It seems very complicated for a big man to come and take “Big Sam”.
In the center of the field the three unknowns are Ilaix Moriba, Miralem Pjanic and Philippe Coutinho. Koeman does not count on the Bosnian, who appears to be returning to Juventus a year after his fateful departure. The case of the young squad is even more complicated, because the coach wants him to stay, but the pulse he has maintained with the board of directors to force a salary increase at such a difficult time for the club, has achieved that both the president and a large part of the fans want him outside of Barcelona. The situation of the Brazilian is the least clarified. It seems that the coach has him but his stratospheric salary would be forcing the board to find him a new team.
In the offensive plot the two most prominent names are that of Martine Braithwaite and Alex Collado. As you will see, Antoine Griezmann falls off this list of possible exits, because, as expected, everything indicates that he will continue at Barça. The Danish has offers from the Premier League, but the player hopes to scratch minutes in Barcelona and Alex Collado is finalizing the last details of his loan to Bruges.